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Newshub Nation

We're Newshub's politics and current affairs show. Catch us at 9.30am Saturday or 10.00am Sunday. Made with support from New Zealand on Air.

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Newshub Nation April 07, 2022

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7 May 2022

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Newshub Nation April 30, 2022

A Friday backdown on Three Waters but is it too late to gain public trust?  Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta joins us live.Research from the Helen Clark Foundation reveals shocking mental health statistics for pregnant women in New Zealand, the report’s author and former Green MP Holly Walker joins us live. Then, Head of Maternal and Infant Mental Health at Counties Manukau DHB Tanya Wright on what health experts at the coal face are experiencing. Newshub’s Australia Correspondent Emma Cropper joins us live from Sydney to unpack rising tensions in the build up to election day across the Tasman.    Then dissecting the news of the week on our panel: former National parliamentary staffer and current PR consultant Ben Thomas and Executive Producer of The Hui - Annabelle Lee-MatherThen Digital Editor Finn Hogan on who’s up and who’s down online and what the world’s richest man buying the world’s most divisive social media platform means for New Zealand.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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29 Apr 2022

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Newshub Nation: April 02, 2022

Tomorrow on Newshub Nation: Chief Medical Adviser to President Joe Biden Dr Anthony Fauci on the future of the pandemic, New Zealand’s response and how we can all ‘make science boring again’.Benefit raises kicked in this week but is it too little too late for those most in need? An extended interview with Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni.Former Prime Minister Helen Clark provides a global perspective on how New Zealand has handled the pandemic and where we go from here. And it ain’t easy being blue-green, so what’s the National Party’s plan to tackle climate change? Climate spokesperson Scott Simpson speaks with senior reporter Conor Whitten.Then dissecting the news of the week on our panel: Newshub national correspondent Paddy Gower and Sunday Star-Times editor Tracy Watkins.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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1 Apr 2022

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Supplementary Question: Is New Zealand ready for universal basic income?

Is New Zealand ready for universal basic income? This year on Newshub Nation, we're bringing back our Supplementary Question podcast in a new format. A longform interview by reporter Finn Hogan, unpacking thorny political issues with no time limit on the conversation. First in the hotseat is new TOP leader Raf Manji, who wants to give every Kiwi - even kids - $13,000 a year with no strings attached.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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26 Mar 2022

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Newshub Nation: March 26, 2022

Labour pledged to address New Zealand’s shameful mental health statistics when they took power. After five years and billions allocated has anything improved? Health Minister Andrew Little joins us live. The human cost of Putin’s war, we talk to a Ukrainian Kiwi woman whose parents are trying to escape the besieged city of Mariupol. What is the future of Auckland’s SuperCity? A new report warns it needs to up its game to guarantee New Zealand’s future. Former Chief Science Advisor and report lead Sir Peter Gluckman joins us live. Should the government hand every Kiwi $13,000 a year with no strings attached? New TOP leader Raf Manji on why the time is right for universal basic income. Joining us to dissect the political news of the week on our panel: Māori TV reporter Rukuwai Tipene-Allen and former National Party staffer Ben Thomas.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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26 Mar 2022

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Newshub Nation: March 19, 2022

Have vaccine passports run their course, and with the economy in for a bumpy ride, is the government doing enough to keep spending ticking over? Tourism and Small Business Minister Stuart Nash is in the hot seat. Misinformation is washing across social media - helping fuel the anti-vaccine movement in New Zealand, and a tool in Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Finn Hogan breaks down the politics of the internet. Green MP Golriz Ghahraman with what she thinks New Zealand should do about the war in Ukraine. Willie Jackson shows us around his marae and opens up on his tumultuous road to Parliament. WTF is an NFT and does the Government know what they are? A special report from Simon Shepherd. And with us to pick apart a week of political portfolio ditching and petrol panic, Economist at Sense Partners Shamubeel Eaqub and former Chief Press Secretary for the National Party Janet Wilson.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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18 Mar 2022

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Newshub Nation: November 27, 2021

A critical report says the Government’s COVID-19 response is failing and will fail further once the country re-opens. Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson hits back. After a whirlwind week in Wellington, Senior Reporter Conor Whitten breaks down the latest on the National Party’s nightmare before Christmas. Then Professor Jennifer Curtin from Auckland University Politics on what will define the end of Judith Collins’ reign. Forty percent of male prisoners are back behind bars within two years of release. Senior Reporter Conor Whitten with a special report on a former prisoner who defied the statistics. Then to dissect the news of the week on our panel: Senior NBR journalist Dita de Boni and PR consultant Ben Thomas.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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27 Nov 2021

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Newshub Nation: November 13, 2021

Has Delta caught our health system flat-footed? Case numbers - and deaths - are steadily rising with greater freedoms looming. Health Minister Andrew Little on whether hospitals are prepared for a summer surge. And the most significant Climate Summit in history is wrapping up this week but what has it achieved? European Correspondent Lisette Reymer joins us live. Then Senior Reporter Conor Whitten brings the latest from the final day of APEC.They’re on the frontlines of the pandemic but many are burning out under the strain. Alexa Cook reports on GPs battling to care for both themselves and their patients. Then on Backstory: From Hamilton to Harvard, the self-described “working class Māori boy” Dr Shane Reti reflects on his extensive CV and being a doting grandad.Then to dissect the news of the week on our panel: Māori TV political reporter Rukuwai Tipene-Allen and The Spinoff's Editor-at-large Toby Manhire.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

51mins

13 Nov 2021

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Newshub Nation: November 6, 2021

With a COVID question mark hanging over Kiwi Christmas, an extended interview with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.A new Ministry for disabled New Zealanders has been decades in the making but will it deliver? Lawyer and advocate for the disabled, Dr Huhana Hickey joins us live.Dr Api Talemaitoga, a south Auckland GP and advisor on the National COVID Response Group outlines his concerns about home isolation for COVID cases, especially for Pacific and Māori families.Then to dissect the news of the week on our panel: PR consultant Ben Thomas and Auckland councilor Efeso Collins. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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5 Nov 2021

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Newshub Nation: October 30, 2021

Delta’s spread from Auckland to Christchurch. Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker tells us why he thinks the Government’s approach to the virus is absurdly inconsistent.Schools have been told by the government to stop streaming students but it’s an open secret that many still do. Anna Bracewell-Worrall investigates. Then Associate Education Minister Jan Tinetti on whether it's too soon to re-open schools and what can be done to catch students up after our longest lockdown.New evidence shows some psychedelics could be more helpful - than harmful and therapeutic treatment is already happening illegally here. Senior Reporter Conor Whitten reports.Facebook is changing its stripes but our politicians are still sniping at each other on their platform. Digital Editor Finn Hogan on who’s up and who’s down on social media.To dissect the news of the week on our panel: Former National chief press secretary Janet Wilson and lawyer and justice advocate Julia Whaipooti.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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30 Oct 2021

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